Advisory Board

The Nevada Medical Center advisory board consists of a diverse mix of community leaders and professionals who provide non-binding, strategic advice to NMC staff members. The advisory board does not have formal authority to govern the organization. Their primary purpose is to make recommendations and provide key information and materials to NMC’s board of directors.

The advisory board may evaluate program performance, serve as a community advocate for NMC, gather input from relevant constituencies, provide community feedback and technical expertise, and assist staff in prioritizing activities. Members of the advisory board are committed to a one-year term, but may serve up to five years.

Gary Ackerman

President, Gaudin Automotive Group; Founder, UNLV Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions

Andrew Baca

Corporate Director of Innovation Technology & Strategy, Caesars Entertainment

Adam Bravo

Vice President Direct Marketing Strategy, MGM Resorts International

Charlene Carter

Tourism, Altour Las Vegas

Jeff Civillico

Comedian, Caesars Entertainment; Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment

Hans Dorweiler

Retired Gaming Executive

Dr. Clarence Dunagan IV

M.C. FACEP, Medical Director Emergency Services, Chief of Staff, Mountain View Hospital

Brian Formisano

Region Bank President; Wells Fargo

Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger

NMC Advisory Board Chairman; Dean, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences

Dr. Mary Guinan

Professor Emerita, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences; Author

Buffie Kerestesi

Cragin & Pike

Tom Kerestesi

CPCU; Cragin & Pike

Howard Lefkowitz

Founder and CEO, One Degree World

Dr. Lady Llasus

Dean; Nevada State College School of Nursing

Terry Murphy

President, Strategic Solutions

Irish Honorary Consulate in Las Vegas (Head of Mission: Terry Murphy)

Capt. John Pelletier

Captain, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Rossi Ralenkotter

President & CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Bruce Spotleson

Director of Corporate Partnership, Vegas PBS

John Tippins

Founder & CEO, Northcap

Dr. Debra Toney

Directory of Quality Management; Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

Dr. Marcia Turner

Chief Administrative Officer, UMC

Dr. Robert Ulmer

Dean, UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Dr. John Wagner

Director of Community Relation; UNLV NCLI (Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative)

Dr. Anne Weisman

Director of Wellness & Integrative Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine

Lynn F. Wiesner

Big Dog’s Hospitality Group

Janise Wiggins

Governor’s Consumer Health Advocate; Office for Consumer Health Assistance, NV Department of Health and Human Services